Concordia-based research team seeks a Fellow-in-Residence to develop a curatorial project (includes an exhibition, a catalogue, and outreach events) on contemporary social and political issues. (Version Française)


Submission Deadline: November 24, 2019

Interviews: before December 13th, 2019

Applicants chosen for interviews may be asked to provide a more detailed project description.

Resident selection:  before January 6th, 2019



The Concordia-based research team Beyond Museum Walls is offering a curatorial residency (May 2020 – September 2020) to researchers, artists, curators, and students interested in expanding established research projects, media, and artworks into a curatorial project that attempts to establish critical dialogues around pressing social and political issues. The curatorial project will take place over a two-week period at Concordia’s 4TH SPACE and will include an exhibition, a catalogue, and a series of public events (discussions/performances/workshops).

In particular, we are encouraging dynamic proposals that move beyond standard exhibition models. We will prioritize proposals with visions for unfinished or participatory curatorial approaches where exhibitions will be activated and enriched through public events, changing or developing over the course of their display via visitor interactions.

In order to develop and produce the curatorial project, the Curatorial Fellow-in-Residence will engage in a series of meetings alongside Beyond Museum Walls researchers and will have access to workspace and equipment at the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (Concordia University). The Beyond Museum Walls research team has extensive experience consulting on exhibition strategies related to meaningful encounters with histories of injustice, such as colonization, genocide, discrimination, violence, conflict, as well as under-representation and contestation relating to these in public discourse, particularly in the Canadian context.

As a research team dedicated to broadening the discourse around histories of injustice in museums, we encourage Indigenous, racialized, disabled, LGBTQ+, gender non-binary, formerly incarcerated people, and people from working class or immigrant backgrounds, among others, to submit proposals. Emerging as well as established artists/curators/researchers are encouraged to apply.

For more insight, please look into one of two exhibitions developed as part of the Beyond Museum Walls Curatorial Residency Program in 2019, “Queering the Map: ON_SITE”. 



**PLEASE NOTE The availability of these residencies is dependant on a positive outcome for our SSHRC grant funding application. Acceptance to the residency program will be conditional until the SSHRC results are released in April 2020.

  • Residency honorarium + 2 week exhibition artist fee (CARFAC 2019) = $3,022
  • 3 Consultation meetings with Beyond Museum Walls research team to develop exhibition strategies
  • Project management,  promotional, and exhibition design support from the Residency Coordinator at CaPSL.
  • 3 months access to CaPSL facilities and technology for exhibition development
  • 2-week exhibition at 4TH SPACE
  • Exhibition materials, supplies, and installation assistance  
  • Exhibition promotion through CaPSL and 4TH SPACE social media and mailing list.



Before submitting a project proposal, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult The Curating and Public Scholarship Lab’s mission and objectives.


Please submit the following to with the subject line “2020 Residency Application”:

  1. Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages single spaced)
  2. A clear description of the proposed exhibition project (1 page, single spaced)
  3. Timeline and feasibility of the project (max. 1 page, single spaced) 
  4. Supporting material, including audio/video/images + list describing your supporting material (title, date, medium + brief description)

Important: If you submit digital audio/video/images, please comply with the following guidelines: